camping and caravan parks

If you're on a budget or you have your home on wheels, look no further. 

Recherche Bay

  • Free camping
  • Pet friendly (outside wilderness world heritage area)
  • Toilets
  • Tank water 
  • Waterfront

Among the best free camping destinations we've come across! 2 hours south of Hobart, situated on the pristine shores of history rich Recherche Bay/Cockle Creek. A popular destination during holiday periods. The sites before the bridge are pet friendly, however they are bordering on the South-West Wilderness World Heritage Area so please be be respectful - clean up after your dog and keep them restrained if they are likely to pose any threat to native wildlife. Ensure you obtain a National Parks pass if you intend on entering the world heritage area. Excellent bush walks and fishing. Site map and further information can be obtained by clicking here.

gordon foreshore camping area

  • Toilets 
  • Pet friendly
  • Poor mobile coverage
  • Fee applies after 24 hours
  • Caravan and RV friendly

The gordon foreshore camping area is a wonderful stopover for anyone travelling south via the channel. There is a boat ramp nearby, and sheltered areas for fishing. Large campground with a manicured cricket pitch for the family. Please note that there is no water, power, dump point or showers at this camp site.

Enquiries through Kingborough Council - 03 6211 8200

franklin foreshore reserve 

  • Fee applies
  • Toilets 
  • Drinking water
  • Pet friendly
  • Dump point
  • Bbq facilities

A great central location to camp, close to all the conveniences of Huonville. Camp sites are situated along the foreshore, close to the main street of Franklin. Facilities are located at the southern end of the park. Fees are collected in the evening and the maximum stay is 4 nights. 

Enquiries through Huon Valley Council -  03 6264 0300

snug beach caravan park  

  • Fee applies
  • Pet friendly
  • Waterfront location
  • Playground
  • Boat launching facilities
  • toilets
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Camp kitchen
  • Dump Point
  • Free Wi-Fi

Choose from a range of powered and tent sites. Level sites for caravans and tents.

Huon Bush Retreats



  • private sites
  • toilets 
  • showers
  • camp kitchen 
  • car accesible sites
  • campervan sites
  • outdoor bath

Situated in an extensive private nature reserve,  offering tipees and campsites. Privacy protected by winding, narrow gravel road, steep in places. Not suitable for caravans. Brilliant walks on site. Sites are unpowered and amenities are spacious.